Independent restaurant, bar, live music venue, arts space
Venue: The Gallimaufry
Location: 26-28 Gloucester Road
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Soul, Disco, Electronica, Hip-Hop
Opening times: 11am - 12am
Google defines "gallimaufry" as a confused jumble or medley of things
This is exactly what The Gallimaufry is. It defines itself as an independent restaurant, bar, live music venue and arts space in the heart of Gloucester Road, but it is a lot more than that. When all facets of the venue merge to create a unique and unforgettable atmosphere it is truly magical.
The Galli offers a range of free evenings of music every week. Here is an excerpt of their extensive program.
Monday: Open Mic session
"Our open Mic is a friendly and relaxed evening of varied music. Bring your guitar, your keyboard, your harp... Play us a song or two, have a drink on us if you do.
Tuesday: Galli Live
A session, that features exciting, local, national and international acts. Previous acts included George Ezra, who held a residency at the Galli while he was living in Bristol.
Wednesday: Eddie Martin's Blues Club
Singer song-writer, multi instrumentalist, One-Man-Band, composer, producer and arranger, Eddie Martin is amongst the most versatile, creative and just plain hard-working musicians around.
“with house-rocking slide and Buddy- Guy-like pyrotechnics..he is among the UK’s most respected blues musicians....” The Times
Thursday: The Groove Den
Saxophonist James Morton hosts and evening of live funk, soul and beats with an all-star cast. Regular performers include Ian Matthews (drums) and Garry Alesbrook (trumpet) - both of Kasabian fame, Annie Lennox guitarist Tony Remy, virtuoso violinist John Pierce and Jazz Cafe favourite Marcus Bonfanti.
Bristol’s arts scene is as strong as ever.
One of the many facets of this fascinating place is its extensive artwork. The pieces are produced by local artists and each of them has a unique story to tell.
Besides extensive music nigths and astonishing artwork, the Galli is very much renown for its first class cuisine. Offering Brunch, Sunday roast and the famous Galli plates, they use fresh and ethically sourced ingredients from local suppliers like the Source Food Hall and Cafe.